Professor Steve Jones, Geneticist, Author and Broadcaster. was the guest speaker at the eighth Winfrith Public Lecture held at the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's research site in Dorset on Thursday 5th October 2006. Prof. Jones captivated the audience of 125 with an entertaining and informative talk based on his latest thoughts on "Why Creationism Is Wrong and Evolution Is Right". Prior to the lecture, Steve was given a tour of the site and met a number of CEH scientists who demonstrated their current research on biodiversity and freshwater ecology.
The ninth Winfrith lecture will take place on 15th March 2007 as part of National Science & Engineering Week. It will be given by Professor Jeremy Thomas, the scientist behind the successful reintroduction of the Large Blue Butterfly into Britain.